English Garden Design: Historical Inspiration
I am always inspired by English garden design and landscapes. Last month, I enjoyed a brief trip to England on my way to Russia and wanted to share some of the flavor of their landscape architecture and the English garden design. The English are well known for their classical gardens and gorgeous flowers, despite it being late in the season, there was a lot to enjoy.
Immaculate planters in front of a London residence. Orange Sun Patients in bloom in a shady corner.
A tiny but colorful garden on a London street.
A view of the romantic English countryside as seen from the 260 acre Cowarth Park contiguous with Great Windsor Park and only twenty minutes from Heathrow airport. I love the space here, a place for the eye to roam in the fields and for the soul to be lifted into the horizon. The distant trees are ancient horse chestnuts . The near view is standard roses in turf parterres.
I love this bold sweep of Sedum Autumn Joy growing at the south edge of a tulip poplar at the converted polo pony stables at the Coworth Park Hotel in Ascot, England.
English Garden Design & Landscape Architecture
This is a bold invitation for the eye to travel beyond the confines of the lawn, in the garden of Coworth Park, a wonderful image of English garden design inspiration.
English border plantings are getting looser these days. A great example is here in this modern mixed border poolside at Cowart park. Note the tall purple flowering perennial is the US native, Joe Pye Weed backing up geometrically clipped hedges of Winter Green Boxwood.
This is a great treatment for a deep foundation planting in front of a building, here the front door of Coworth Park Hotel, Ascot, England. I love the movement of the hedge backed by the rounded box balls and grasses. Pink perennial anemones add color.